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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 11-23-2015 02:12 AM 538 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LiveEdge

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11-23-2015 02:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: help finish poly tung oil

I’m making a bunch of these portable wine tables for Christmas out of various exotic scraps. I’ve got figured maple, bloodwood, aspen, tropical walnut, etc. I’m trying to decide between wiping with tung oil or spraying with water based poly. Thoughts for something that will get light outdoor use and possibly see wetness (though not on purpose)? Also ease of application comes to mind as I have a number of them to do.


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#1 posted 11-28-2015 11:54 PM

The best finish would be empty wine bottles.

I would use Arm-R- Seal from General Finishes. It is a tuff beautiful finish!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 11-29-2015 08:09 AM

Please show a picture of your portable wine table. I have never heard of such a thing. Are you sure you aren’t making that up?

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 06:22 AM

I second the use of Arm-a-Seal, it’s very durable and leaves an amazing finish.

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 01:28 PM



Please show a picture of your portable wine table. I have never heard of such a thing. Are you sure you aren t making that up?

- runswithscissors

I concur, what is a portable wine table? I have no thoughts on the finish, but I know a lot of wine drinkers!

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#5 posted 11-30-2015 01:51 PM

check the projects you will see several portable wine tables.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 12-01-2015 04:28 AM

Ah, I see. Interesting design. I’ve never seen one around here. But new ideas come very slowly to the Pac NW. Trouble is, we tend to drink boxed wines. Wonder if the idea could be adapted?

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#7 posted 12-01-2015 05:56 AM

Haha. I’m in Oregon myself so these little guys have apparently arrived. :) You see them on Pinterest and I’ve seen fellow LJers post them in projects. I fkgured they would make nice little gifts so I made up a half dozen.

Thanks for the advice. Being oil based, will it take forever to dry in a garage at about 50 degrees? I can’t bring them inside to dry because of a) the smell and b) the wife can’t see.

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